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Though EEG and its potential has been known for many years, two major obstacles have restricted the further development for use in daily life purposes, primarily the lack of a convenient and accurate recording method and secondarily the difficulties in providing efficient methods of analysis.
Today EEG is monitored either by surface electrodes (widely used) or by intra cranial implanted electrodes (for diagnostics only). The intra cranial electrodes are very accurate, but are naturally combined with a lot of risk for the subject. The surface electrodes on the other hand are less accurate due to problems with poor skin contact and due to a high sensitivity towards movements, sweetening etc. Finally the loose wires in both recording methods are restricting the freedom of movement and are adding to a reduced quality of the signal.
The difficulties in providing efficient analysis are very much connected to the above. If no long time high quality EEG recordings are available, it is difficult to develop firm mathematical models. Naturally, also the computer power, size and the related software are making things possible today which were not imaginable just a few years back. This, combined with an enhanced scientific knowledge, makes it possible to make mathematical models and algorithms which can cope with even very complex challenges.
UNEEG™ medical possesses and have access to the foremost scientific competences within mathematical models for complex data analysis.
The device developed by UNEEG™ medical is the first EEG device being made for subcutaneous implantation. The monitoring concept has proven to provide remarkable high quality EEG recordings continuously over long periods of time. This naturally opens up a range of new possibilities for understanding EEG and the human brain, and thus provides a platform for future medical standards and devices.